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John 13:17

    John 13:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    If you know these things, happy are you if you do them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    If ye know these things, blessed are ye if ye do them.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    If these things are clear to you, happy are you if you do them.

    Webster's Revision

    If ye know these things, blessed are ye if ye do them.

    World English Bible

    If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    If ye know these things, blessed are ye if ye do them.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 13:17

    If ye know these things, happy, etc. - True happiness consists in the knowledge of God, and in obedience to him. A man is not happy because he knows much; but because he receives much of the Divine nature, and is, in all his conduct, conformed to the Divine will. "They who have read many books (says Menu) are more exalted than such as have seldom studied; they who retain what they have read, than forgetful readers; they who fully understand, than such as only remember; and they who perform their known duty, than such as barely know it. Sacred knowledge and devotedness to God are the means by which a man can arrive at beatitude." See Institutes of Menu, c. xii. Inst. 103, 104. For a heathen this saying is very remarkable.